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Installing MythTV

Binary packages are available for a variety of platforms if you would like to forgo compiling MythTV from source and just get down to business recording TV.

There are also various MythTV specific distributions if you plan to build a dedicated appliance(s).


Mythbuntu logo.pngMythbuntu Mythbuntu is a MythTV and Ubuntu-based distribution focused upon setting up a standalone MythTV based PVR system. It can be used to prepare a standalone system or for integration with an existing MythTV network. Mythbuntu Home Page Mythbuntu Forums Download
LinHESlog.png LinHES (Formerly known as KnoppMyth) includes MythTV and all its official plugins. In addition, LinHES includes Apache, NFS, Samba, and various other daemons. Everything one needs to easily setup a power home entertainment system is included. LinHES Home Page LinHES Forums Download



Fedora Red Hat CentOS

There are MythTV packages for Fedora available from both RPM Fusion and ATRPMs. These repositories are not compatible with each other, so you'll have to take your pick between them. See Installing MythTV on Fedora for instructions. RPM Fusion


MythTV is available through apt. See the Ubuntu Community Documentation for more information. Daily snapshots for both the stable release (-fixes) and development (-trunk) are available via the Mythbuntu Autobuilds for current releases of Ubuntu & Mythbuntu. Download


MythTV is available through apt via unofficial packages from deb-multimedia. Download


MythTV Packages for openSUSE are available on packman. Download


The Penguin Liberation Front which hosted packages seems to have shut down. You may be able to use the packages from RPMFusion RPM Fusion

Arch Linux

MythTV Packages are available in the Extra repository. There is a User Guide User Guide |

Mac OS X

Various versions of MythTV for Mac OS X are available, including both frontend and backend and up to current release fixes builds and trunk. MythTVforMacOSX


Though progress on the Windows platform is sometimes slow, installer packages are available for MS Windows. Download